Sunday, August 07, 2011

Holy Crappola!

And there's still some 450+ days to go.

I'm beginning to think my admiration for the self-correcting mechanisms in the American system of governance has been misplaced. They're as bad as us!
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-nine percent (69%) believe the government does not have that consent."
"The number of voters who feel the government has the consent of the governed - a foundational principle, contained in the Declaration of Independence - is down from 23% in early May and has fallen to its lowest level measured yet."
"Perhaps it's no surprise voters feel this way since only eight percent (8%) believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than to their party leaders. That, too, is the lowest level measured to date. Eighty-four percent (84%) think the average congressman listens to party leaders more than the voters they represent."
And this one's a keeper:
"Voters also are more convinced than ever that most congressmen are crooks."
Oh well. You gave it a damn good run.

I'll have to summon up Dave in Pa. What say you Dave in Pa? Are the lights going out, or is there yet hope?

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